Category Archives: agriculture

Fun Farming Field Trips Planned for Earth Month 2019 @RooseveltU

Ahh, spring has finally arrived! And what better way to celebrate this season than by getting outside and gardening. In honor or Earth Month, many special activities have been planned, including several garden and farm workdays and tours, arranged through … Continue reading

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Urban Agriculture Instructor position

Hi folks, The Gary Comer Youth Center is looking to hire a full-time, year round Urban Agriculture Instructor to work at their facility on the South Side. The full job flyer and link to apply can be found here. Position … Continue reading

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Farm to School: Bria Jerome Reports on Her Internship at Seven Generations Ahead

By Bria Jerome Located in the suburb of Oak Park, Seven Generations Ahead works quietly and consistently to implement environmental goals throughout Cook County and the state of Illinois. SGA workers and interns divide their work into several different categories, … Continue reading

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Summer 2019 Course Preview for SUST 390 Rooftop Garden

This coming summer semester (2019) the Sustainability Studies program will reprise our innovative special topics course, SUST 390 Rooftop Garden, at the Chicago Campus. The class will utilize RU’s unique 5th-story rooftop garden on its LEED Gold-certified Wabash Building as … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner at Eden Place Nature Center, Tomorrow 4-8pm

RU students are in their 5th year of doing service work at the only nature center on Chicago’s South Side, Eden Place. Tomorrow is their first annual farm-to-table fundraising dinner. This year’s inaugural event will feature organic and fresh food … Continue reading

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RU Garden Gnomes Hosting Rooftop Garden Workdays Today and Next Tuesday

Hello RU Lakers! The Rooftop Garden Gnomes from ACP/SUST 250 Sustainable University are here to update you on the status of your garden on the WB’s 5th story. We are currently in one of the most crucial periods of gardening. … Continue reading

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Gardeneers Organization Seeking Applicants for Americorps Positions

The Chicago-based organization Gardeneers, founded in 2014 by two Teach for America alumni and based on the city’s West Side, “cultivates customized school garden programs to ensure that each space and the students and communities who care for it connect … Continue reading

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